David Weidman Exhibit

On Sunday, October 4th, Renegade Animation will host an exhibition of serigraphs by animation veteran David Weidman. Best known for his work on Mr. Magoo, Fractured Fairy Tales, King Features TV Popeye and Hanna Barbera cartoon series of the 1950s and ‘60s, Weidman will also sign copies of his new book The Whimsical Works of David Weidman, And Also Some Serious Ones. The event, which is open to the public, will occur from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Renegade Animation’s studio, 116 N. Maryland Ave., Lower Level, in Glendale.

We mentioned Weidman and his new book here back in March. Now, you have a chance to meet the man in person. Weidman, now 87, began his career as a designer at John Hubley’s Storyboard, and later worked as a designer at UPA where he developed his signature personal style while creating backgrounds for animated shorts. He also worked in magazine illustration and commercials. His many credits include Crusader Rabbit, Calvin and the Colonel, The Boing Boing Show, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. Weidman will also be signing copies of Renegade Animation director Darrell Van Citters’ new book, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special, which highlights Weidman’s work. For fans of the special, there will be production artwork for sale from Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. Click on thumbnails above to see larger images of Weidman’s art.

For more about David Weidman, visit his website and read an interview with him in Swindle Magazine.


  • http://ericdeuel.blogspot.com Eric

    I got this print from the master himself.
    http://www.weidmansart.com/sub/pa3_copy(1).htm
    The pics on the site do not do his work justice.
    They are all so beautiful.

  • amid

    About six years ago or so, I bought the Harbor print at top left. I also had the pleasure of visiting Dave at his place and interviewing him for my book “Cartoon Modern.” His home studio/workshop was a treat to hang out in. A real talent. I’m delighted to see he’s getting more attention.

  • http://www.warburtonlabs.blogspot.com mr. warburton

    a couple years ago i bought three of his prints, one big one and two small ones, that are all hanging up in my house. and they ALWAYS get comments from folks when they see them. really great stuff.

  • http://www.charlescarney.blogspot.com Charles Carney

    His work is full of wit and charm, and I hope the reception is a huge success.

  • http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/ John Rabe, host of 89.3-KPCC’s Off-Ramp

    I also got to interview Mr. Weidman lately and he and his wife Dorothy are still sharp as tacks. It’s posted at http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2009/09/26/its-okay-to-color-outside-the-lines/.

  • http://brandonjamesscott.com Brandon James Scott

    This guy’s work is amazing. Big inspiration for me.